You all know Shyne is not one for backin' down. And once he got word of Game's latest diss track video "Cough Up A Lung" a few days ago, he sent MTV this freestyle above from Paris. No beat, just a capella as Shyne slowly flows some of his bravado back at Game. What do you think of the freestyle and the beef in general?
Shyne explains why he's not a fan of "good kid, m.A.A.d. city"
Just the other night former Bad Boy recording artistShynelaunched an unprecedented twitter rant about his thoughts on the newly released, and critically acclaimed debut album byKendrick Lamar, "good kid, m.A.A.d. city". Shyne stated that whilst Kendrick Lamar has immense talent he labeled the young artist album as "trash". During an interview with the Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg show, Shyne stated that he felt Kendrick had become a victim of the media and public hype machine, and he failed to deliver upon that hype with his debut.
"I aint starting no trouble. Listen, y'all live in the United States of America. We don't live in the United States of Aftermath, Jimmy Iovine doesn't pay me, I can say whatever I want," said Shyne. "I'm not talking reckless. I said the young boy got potential and I said he was talented, but the album is trash. That's tough love". "What I said wasn't not nice, I didn't attack him as an individual, I didn't say anything disrespectful," he continued. "It's trash! I don't really listen to these rappers, but I heard him on a few joints and I was like, shorty's nice. ... So when he was coming out with an album, I was like, I'ma hear more of that."
When asked in particular what he found "trash" about the album Shyne explained that the production quality was not up to par. Even stating that he would rather listen to a spoken word album if thats what Kendrick wanted to accomplish with "bad production". "Beats is trash, number one. And once your beats are trash, you're finished because you can't have a good flow. I don't really want to hear what you gotta say. I'll go buy Dr. Cornell West's album if I want to hear somebody talk about deep and profound things."
Shyne continued to state that the only reason he felt the need to be so critical of the young emcee was to prevent Kendrick from feeling his buzz to much and buying into his own hype. "I feel bad for him because everybody's gassing him right now, everyone's on him. He on fire because of that Interscope machine, he's on fire because of thatDr. Dre machine. He's nice, but that's a lot of hype. All I'm saying is, to show y'all I'm not a hater, 50 Cent delivered. I never had nothing positive to say about him, but he delivered. He lived up to the hype. Get Rich or Die Trying was a classic album".
Being the new kid on the block will always have those down the street eager to pass negative criticism and hope for an early downfall. The old guard in the rap industry should be eager to support such a young artist who loves the art of rap and is as passionate about hip-hop as Kendrick Lamar. The uplifting of an artist in the hip-hop community has always been a concept that not all artist grasps. In an era where the simplest rhymes garner the most praise Shyne should be the first to congratulate Kendrick who puts together complex rhyme schemes and songs with purpose. Shyne should know better than anyone the dark place hip-hop used to be. Uplift.